Crossing borders in academic writing

Join the Writing HUB for this in-person session which shares ways of supporting the transition into academic writing as a second culture for all.

Hands painted with map of the world

Professor Jane Spiro will be looking at four tools for recognising the hidden cultures of academic texts, showing how these features can guide writers as well as readers. The talk will be illustrated with examples of how students actually developed through these tools, and the dilemmas and choices involved in traversing writing cultures and disciplines.

Jane Spiro is Professor of Education specialising in second language education. Her books include studies of linguistic innovations in schools, studies of creative and academic writing practice, and most recently, "Crossing Borders in University Learning and Teaching: navigating hidden cultures" (Routledge 2022).

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